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Mar 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
. -- captions by vitac -- > our issues this sunday, disaster in japan. as a massive earthquake rocks the country. leaving hundreds dead and thousands missing. all eyes are on two nuclear reactors, crippled in the disaster as fears grow over a possible nuclear meltdown. we'll get the very latest. >>> meanwhile, back at home, president obama weighs the use of force in libya. and the clock clicks towards a government shutdown as both sides dig in. >> here's what we know. the republicans in the house passed a budget that has been now rejected in the senate. the republicans in the house passed a budget that has been now rejected in the senate. they are not going to get 100% of what they want. >> democrats want the president to fight with them but so far they say he's remained on the sidelines. with us, chuck schumer of new york. then could this finally be the unofficial start of the 2012 campaign? >> we will reclaim this land and make it greater and greater and greater. >> nothing we have seen in our lifetime as comparable to the level of depth we have to go to get this c
Mar 21, 2011 3:30am EDT
japan's nuclear emergency. with us, nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, nbc news chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski, ha lean cooper, former director of the cia, general michael hayden, and president of the counsel of general michael hayden, and president of the counsel of foreign relations, richard haas. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. libyan leader moammar gadhafi took to the airwaves this morning vowing to stay in fight and calling the air strikes tantamount to terrorism. anti-aircraft painted the skies after operation odyssey dawn was launched to prop up rebel forces. earlier in the day, the french took the lead as their war planes patrolled the skies over libya and struck pro-gadhafi tanks. u.s. and british forces followed by launching a volley of more than 100 cruise miss ells and heavy bombing. the u.s. currently has at least 11 naval vessels in the mediterranean in addition to surveillance aircraft. all of this in preparation to impose a u.n.-sanctioned no-fly zone, the largest military intervention since the invas
Mar 14, 2011 3:00am PDT
earthquake and massive tsunami rocked japan. the death toll officially now is around 1400 but officials fear 10,000 could be dead in flooded areas in the northeastern region of the country. search-and-rescue operations continue. millions are without power. hundreds of thousands in temporary shelters and on top of all that horrible news increasing fears of a growing nuclear crisis and the threat of nuclear meltdowns at the fukushima complex. officials say an explosion could occur at unit three which may already be officially in partial meltdown. we have all aspects of this developing story. we'll get an official update from japan's ambassador the united states and i moment as well as analysis about nuclear concerns on the ground from the president of the nuclear energy institute. but first we'll go live to tokyo where nbc's lester holt joins us for the very latest. lester, tell us what's going on the ground right now with rescue efforts. >> chuck, i can tell you this is truly a three pronged disaster. it's a 9.0 earthquake. the usgs listed it as 8.9. be the officials here, the japanese d
Mar 27, 2011 2:00pm EDT
commitment in humanitarian assistance disaster relief in japan as well, largely using naval forces. the air forces that we are using for the most part and the air forces in particular that we're using in libya are forces normally stationed in europe in any event. the reality is, though, beginning this week or within the next week or so, we will begin to diminish the commitment of resources that we have committed to this. we knew the president's plan at the beginning was we would go in heavy at first because we had the capacity to do it in terms of suppressing the air defenses and so on. but then the idea was that, over time, the coalition would assume a larger and larger proportion of the burden. this was the conversation he had with foreign leaders when this whole thing was coming together, and so we see our commitment of resources actually beginning to -- >> how long does the no-fly zone last? weeks or longer? >> first of all, nobody knows the answer to that question, but once the air defenses have been suppressed, what it takes to sustain the no-fly zone is substantially less th
Mar 21, 2011 3:00am PDT
point. >> i want to turn to japan. another crisis that e president is facing, of course what the japanese are dealing with. here are some of the latest facts to emerge out of the disaster, the death toll now upwards of 8,100, still so many missing. and the number of missing, well over 12,000. some signs of hope, though, incredible images coming out of japan early today as there were incredible rescues of a teenager as well as an 80-year-old grandmother who was stuck inside of her house. thankfully, those two people were rescued. but, senator levin, as the nuclear emergency continues in japan, there are real questions about the future of nuclear power in this country. after three mile island back in 1979 as a young zpat senator you called on a moratorium for six months on nuclear power plants in the united states. should that hold true now? >> well, i think there ought to be a period here where all of our nuclear plants are tested very, very carefully to make sure that they are safe and to make sure that this cannot happen here. but i don't think that we can say that we're not goi
Mar 20, 2011 2:00pm EDT
our nations to japan are strong. in brazil you are home to the largest japanese population outside of japan. in the united states, we forged an alliance of more than 60 years. the people of japan are some of our closest frefrnd friends and pray with them and stand with them and rebuild with them until this crisis has passed. in these and other efforts to promote peace and prosperity throughout the world, the united states and brazil are partners not just because we share history, not just because we're in the same hemisphere, not just because we share ties of commerce and culture, but also because we share certain enduring values and ideas. we both believe in the power and promise of democracy. we believe that no other form of government is more effective at promoting growth and prosperity that reaches every human being, not just some, but all. and those who argue otherwise, those who argue that democracy stands in the way of economic progress, they must contend with the example of brazil. the millions in this country who have climbed from poverty in to the middle class, withey did
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